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Teenage Book of the Month
Fighting Ruben Wolfe by
Set in Australia Fighting Ruben Wolfe, tells the story of how two brothers, Cameron and Ruben Wolfe used their talents as boxers to save their family from financial ruin. When their proud father loses his job the lads realise that fighting will pay the bills.
In a young adult book market that is currently
saturated with vampires, horror and fantasy, Zusak’s book is a refreshing
teenage read depicting the realities of ordinary family life.
“Stylistically and particularly in its use of the short, forceful sentence, the novel is – well – a knockout.” Robert Dunbar, The Irish Times Weekender Review, March 27th .
The best-selling novel, The Book Thief
by Marcus Zusak is also available from Clare County Library branches.